ABC Online Concerts
Like so many other events, ABC had to cancel our 2020 camp due to the danger posed by the Covid 19 pandemic.
To mark the occasion that ABC would have taken place we sponsored an online concert featuring our 2020/2021 faculty via "Zoom" on Sunday evening, Sept. 13.
Watch this spot for future online concert offerings.
ABC Online Workshops
ABC sponsors a series of workshops in topics relating to bluegrass banjo, old-time banjo and potentially other instruments featured at ABC, (e.g. bass, guitar, fiddle, mandolin). Workshops are one hour and fifteen minutes in length, and are broadcast over Zoom. There are opportunities to ask questions and – to some extent - for instructors to monitor student progress individually. You can sign up for one or two workshops or sign up for a whole day of workshops.
The next Bluegrass Banjo Worshops will probably be on May 8th and will include these teachers:
We have video recordings and handouts from most of our past workshops. If you missed the workshops when they were first presented you can still see and hear them as well as read any handouts. Each workshop is approximately 75 minutes long. The cost is $20 per workshop.
To arrange for the video and any handouts from one or many past workshops, go to the miscellaneous payments web page, fill in your Name, Email, and the total Amount for your chosen workshop(s). Then in the Comments field list the teacher(s) and date(s) for the workshop(s) you want. When we get that payment we will email you the link(s) to the workshop(s) you chose. For further information about availability send us email: PeterSLangston@comcast.net
|ABC Online Bluegrass Banjo Workshops|
|12/12/20||Greg Cahill||Playing in the Keys of C, D, and F|
in G Tuning, without a Capo
|12/12/20||Gina Furtado||The Art of Tasteful Backup|
|12/12/20||Alan Munde||Upgrade Your Lick Vocabulary.|
Learn a Load of Licks in G, C, and D
|12/12/20||Jeff Scroggins||Intros & endings - Learn the Common Ones & How to Create Your Own|
|2/13/21||Kristin Scott Benson||The Nuts and Bolts of Rolling Backup: How to Create Your Own Functional & Interesting Backup.|
|2/13/21||Mike Stahlman||Essential Scruggs Techniques for Right and Left Hands|
|2/13/21||Alison Brown||The Art of Chord Melody Playing on 5-String|
|2/13/21||Mike Munford||Blending Scruggs & Melodic Styles|
|ABC Online Old-Time Banjo Workshops|
|1/9/21||Lukas Pool||Playing Melodies Up the Neck|
in Double C Tuning
|1/9/21||Stephen Wade||Banjo Portraits|
|1/9/21||Ken Perlman||A Crooked Tunes Survival Kit|
|1/9/21||Molly Tenenbaum||Banjoing a Fiddle Tune—Clawhammer|
|4/10/21||Riley Baugus||Exploring Open D, or "Reuben" Tuning (f#DF#AD)|
|4/10/21||Paul Brown||Soul of the Banjo: the Core Characteristics and How to Bring Them Out|
|4/10/21||Ken Perlman||Beyond the Galax Lick: the Arpeggio Technique in Clawhammer|
|4/10/21||Allison de Groot||Using Chord Shapes as a Road Map for Melody Around the Neck|
Please feel free to ask any questions about these new programs. We're finding ways to share and teach traditional music despite the limitations of the coronavirus pandemic. Email is welcome 24 hours a day (and may be answered at the strangest hours!) and phone questions are welcome in the afternoons and evenings. See the Contact Us page.